The cold weather is rolling in and so are all the festive events of the season. What is a better way to warm up and have a good time than a delicious apple cider! We’ve put together our top four recipes that can be used at any get-together.
Brunch with the girls – Easy Apple Cider Mimosas
Gossip and mimosas everything a girl could need for a successful brunch with their friends. This Easy Apple Cider Mimosas recipe is a great fall spin on a classic.
- Apple Cider
- Brown Sugar
- Rim your glass with the brown sugar.
- Pour two ounces of apple cider into a flute and top with champagne.
- Take a slice of apple to garnish.
Sunday Night Dinner with the Family – Crock Pot Apple Cider
A relaxing dinner Sunday night dinner with the family can always be made better with a crockpot recipe. Enjoy this crock pot apple cider snuggled up with your loved ones.
- 8 medium apples cored and quartered (a mix of Granny Smith, Honey Crisp & Gala)
- 1 orange (peeled and cut into segments)
- 1 lemon (peeled and cut into segments)
- 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 1 whole star anise leave out if you can’t find it
- enough water to cover the fruit
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, Stevia etc.
- Place the quartered apples, orange, lemon and cranberries into a 6 Quart Slow Cooker. Add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, star anise (if using) and pour water over top (enough to cover the fruit).
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
- Mash the fruit with a potato masher to release the juices. Cover and cook an additional 1 hour on low.
- Carefully strain the solids from the liquids using a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids and store cider in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for later use.
Friday Night Party – Fireball Apple Cider
With the holidays coming up there are so many great excuses to throw a house party! Spice things up a bit with this Fireball Apple Cider.
- 1 cup apple cider
- ¼ cup Fireball cinnamon whiskey
- Optional: 1 slice of apple, 1 cinnamon stick
- Heat apple cider in a saucepan or microwave, then add to a coffee mug or serving glass.
- Add Fireball whiskey and stir.
- Optional: Add 1 cinnamon stick and garnish with apple slice.
Tailgating – Bourbon Amaretto Apple Cider Cocktail
The fall season means many things to many people, but for some, it only means one thing: FOOTBALL. We have found the perfect tailgating recipe that is great for warming up before the big game.
- 1 small orange, thinly sliced
- 1-2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Apple Cider
- Orange Juice
- Angostura bitters
- To make the brûléed oranges, sprinkle one side of the orange slices with sugar. Heat a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the orange slices sugar-side down and cook until lightly caramelized, about 1-2 minutes. Remove the orange slices from the skillet and place them on a plate with the brûléed-side facing up. Set aside.
- Stir together all of the ingredients for the cinnamon-sugar rim and place the mixture on a small plate. Wet the rim of your glasses with some of the apple cider, then invert the glasses over the cinnamon-sugar mixture, pressing down to coat. Add a few ice cubes to the glasses and set aside.
- To make one cocktail, add 3/4 cups apple cider, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 1/2 ounces (= 1 shot) bourbon, 3/4 ounces ( = 1/2 shot) amaretto and 2-3 dashes of bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into one of your prepared glasses. Float a brûléed orange slice on top.
- Enjoy immediately.
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